I received my first "real camera" (Graflex 22!) from my father when I was 10 years old. (My mother was skeptical, but my dad knew how closely I observed him when he was taking photographs.) I've been an avid photographer ever since! I have enjoyed observing people, nature, and surroundings & taking photographs of same around the world. Now that I have retired from a career in science I hope to develop a blog describing some of my travels and displaying some of my photographs.